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HOME CALL
Br. Samuel Babu, Believers Brethren Assembly, (BBA), Majlis - Bahrain For the last few days, we have been relentlessly praying for Br. Samuel Babu, who suffered Cardiac Problems and was admitted in Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain. It was well pleasing for our Lord to call HIS child to the Eternal Home, where there is no pain, no sorrow, no tears, no sickness and no death. He went to be with the LORD around 10:30 PM Bahrain Time today (Friday 23rd 2015). Let us uphold the grieving family members to the Throne of Grace. May the Lord bestow upon them heavenly Grace, Peace and strength and console them with the word of God.
 
 
 
CHILDREN
A WHALE OF A TALE
Debrah Jijo
 
Hi there, have you ever traveled in anything unusual??? Maybe not but, I have…….I am not going to tell you what it is, you’ll find out soon enough. It happened to be my greatest adventure.
 
That day I was near the sea shore talking with my friends. This continued till sunset. Soon it became time to go home. I went home and had a nice relaxing bath. While eating, I remembered that I had to prepare a message for a meeting to which I was invited. So, I started thinking of the topic I should speak on. I sat and thought and thought and decided that I’d talk about “OBEDIENCE TOWARDS GOD”.
 
I took out my paper and started preparing for the message. Then…I heard God’s voice telling me to go to Nineveh and tell the people there about God.
 
What? Nineveh! I was so angry because Nineveh was one of the world’s worst places. The people there used bad language and did bad things. I had never even considered that place before. I was totally unwilling.
 
I tried to think about something else. An idea of a vacation came to my mind. I was wondering where I would go? I thought of Tarshish; my friend had gone there for a vacation and told me that it was a wonderful place and that the hotels were very grand. I went to the sea port and booked the best vessel for going to Tarshish.
 
I saw the ship going to Nineveh, but I guessed that God could not see anything what I was doing. I booked my ticket and went home.
 
The time for departure was in the evening .So I went home and started packing. I packed my shirts, shorts, pants, sunglasses, my contact book and my preaching notes (just in case). My friends came in the evening to drop me at the sea port. We were talking about how good Tarshish is. I said goodbye to all, got on the ship and went to my luxurious room. It was a very cool and grand room with a small kitchen filled with lots and lots of yummy snacks and food, a bathroom and my very own bedroom which had a TV. I took out my camera and took a lot of pictures.
 
Soon the ship started sailing and I was glad that I was going to have a delightful vacation. I fell asleep, dreaming of my days ahead.
 
After a while, in the middle of my sleep, the captain started knocking on my door very loudly. I got irritated and got up from my sleep. I opened the door and he told me to start praying to my God because there was a bad storm outside and the whole ship was going to sink. I went out of my room and saw that all the people on the ship were praying to their gods. I was so scared that I couldn’t say anything. I started praying.
 
Soon I understood that it was all because of me that the big storm was happening! It was because I did not listen to God. I told the captain of the ship to throw me out of the ship. He thought I was mad, but I persuaded him to do it. He kept on refusing but I kept on persuading. Soon enough, they threw me out along with all my belongings. . I was sad because I had lost all my preaching notes, my favorite Bible, my Sony Cybershot camera and my Rayban sunglasses.
I fell straight into a big cave like place! This was the mouth of a fish. It was bigger than any fish I have seen. I was on the way to the fish’s stomach; I had seen the teeth which were huge, the tongue and many other things. I had reached the stomach; it was extremely smelly in the belly, there was slimy water and dead fish, I just could not bear the smell. I started to pray, (this time it was real heartfelt prayer. Not only from the bottom of the fish but the bottom of my heart) telling God how sorry I was to have disobeyed Him. I kept on praying for 2 whole days in the belly of the fish!!
 
On the third day, while I was praying the whole body of the fish started to shake, I got very scared. It kept on shaking until the fish opened its mouth and I was vomited out along with other dirty things. Finally I was on dry land. I looked around and found out that I had reached the shores of Nineveh. I did not delay and went to the city of Nineveh and started telling them that God would destroy their land because they were not living for God but rather living in sin.
 
After I had finished my message, the people started to murmur. I got very scared and wondered if they would do anything to me; but I trusted in God. Soon to my amazement, all the people started to repent of their sins and were turning to God. Even the king himself did the same. Truly, I was astonished. But…… Then I found a hill which had the full view of the city; I thought I would rest there. I sat and looked at the city. I was angry at God because he wasn’t going to destroy the whole of Nineveh. I needed a shaded place to sit since it was very hot. Surprisingly God had provided a small juniper plant to provide shade to my head, I was very happy and fell asleep. The next day when I woke up; I saw that a worm damaged the plant. I was so upset. It was then that I realized what a great lesson God wanted to teach me. God wanted to show me that He was a loving God. He loved everyone the same although they were sinful; He was concerned for the people and forgave them when they repented.

Well, this is my greatest adventure. You must know who I am, I am Jonah. I was disobedient towards God’s ways and I suffered the consequence. I learnt a great lesson from my adventure, “NEVER DISOBEY OR DOUBT GOD’S WAYS”.

 
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